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Description of the Planetary Atmospheres Demo and its Uses page
The best way for new presenters to learn the demo is to begin
doing it with a more experienced presenter. Here's what is recommended
for first timers:
First, join in as a participant once or twice. Then observe
the interaction of presenters and participants a few times.
Next share in doing the presentation; each time taking on a larger
portion yourself. Your mentor can step in at any point if
it looks like you could use help.
In a few hours you should be ready to go solo. In a couple
2-4 hour shifts, you can be really good at it. Between shifts,
you can rehearse the story line in your mind a bit -- like learning
your part in a play. More like improvisational theater.
But, mostly, it's a matter of just doing it several times.
At popular science centers, it is common to do the demo with 100
people in 4 hours. In a short time, you can learn a lot
about involving people in the process of discovery. As diverse
as we can be, young and old, there is something very human that
draws us to fun science.